Director: Katie Dellamaggiore
Country: USA Run Time: 102 minutes Language: English
Recommended for youth 11 and up
Join the students of Brooklyn’s IS 318 as they work to win another national chess championship and show that playing chess is about more than winning or losing – it’s what helps them overcome the challenges in their lives.
At Intermediate School 318 in Brooklyn, New York, the team students want to belong to is the chess team. IS 318 has won a record 26 national chess championships, a remarkable achievement for any school, let alone one where the majority of the students are living near the poverty line. But when budget cuts threaten programs including chess, will the school be able to continue its winning ways? Follow the students of the IS 318 chess club as they try to earn another national title. Along the way they show us that success comes from dedication, hard work and supporting each other and that playing chess is about much more than winning or losing – it is what helps them overcome the challenges in their lives.
Run time: 102 minutes.
Recommended for ages 11 and up. Patrons older than 13 months require a ticket.